Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Countless Sayings - LOVE

Today's cards were made with my other favorite designer papers from the 2014 Occasions Catalog - Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.


I cut one of the 12 x 12 designer paper into six 4" x 5.25" pieces.  I used two on these cards.  On the pink card, I used strawberry slush card stock for the base card.  The flowers were punched with the petite petals punch using designer paper and strawberry slush card stock.  The sentiments on both cards are from Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped with black StazOn ink.  I used various size rhinestones on the flowers and sentiment.  Final touch is the silver baker's twine and voila! a bright and sparkly card.


For the second card, I was going for a masculine card but I couldn't resist adding the tiny red blings and the bow on the twine.  I stamped the sentiment using black StazOn ink.  I was happy with the "industrial" look but somehow it wasn't enough.  I started looking for my long lost white marker pen and lo and behold I found it along with the missing blender pens!  Happy dance!!!  I "colored" the sentiment with the white marker and it "popped" right out of the card.  Another happy dance!!!


I'm quite pleased with these cards even though my efforts to go for a masculine card turned out to be girly again.  What would you have done differently?

Thanks for joining me today.  Now that I found my white marker pen, I can't wait to play with it some more.  Stay tuned for my spring floral cards.

Cheers!!!


irene


P.S.  All supplies used were from Stampin'Up.  You can find all the supplies I used, that are not linked above, HERE.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Yippee Skippe Thank You

As promised, here is the card I made with the other piece of diagonal designer paper from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.



Same layout but turned on its side.   The stripe paper is the other side of the designer paper I used on the I Freakin' Love You card posted HERE. The sentiment is from the same stamp set Yippee Skippee by Stampin'Up.  Card stocks, ink and candy dots are all in these colors: crushed curry and smoky slate.

The punches are Petite Petals Punch and one of the punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.


So fun and easy to make, I love them!!!

I don't know about you but I'm ready to move on to my other favorite new designer series paper.  Come back soon and check out my next projects.

If you would like to get all the supplies I used on these cards click HERE and start shopping.

Cheers!!!

irene

Sunday, January 12, 2014

I Freakin' Love You! Yippee Skippee

I got this stamp set last summer but waited to use it until after the holidays.  I freakin' love this particular stamp from Stampin'Up's Yippee Skippee stamp set.


Here is another quick and easy card.  The base is island indigo card stock.  I cut a 4" x 5.25" piece of Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper and then cut it in half diagonally.  I dry embossed the card base using Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The tag was made using tags from the  Tag a Bag Accessory Kit.  The twines are bermuda bay, also from the Accessory Kit, and pool party from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack plus the natural linen thread.  The sentiment was stamped with island indigo ink.  And the last embellishment, island indigo candy dots.

I'm quite pleased with it, I hope you like it too.  Come back tomorrow and see what I did with the other diagonal piece of designer paper.

All supplies used are from Stampin'Up and you can find them all at my store HERE if I didn't include the link above.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Cheers!!!

irene

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Petite Petals and Watercolor Wonder DSP

My card today also feature Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  I think one of the things I like about this dsp is that it coordinates with Crushed Curry, one of my all-time favorite SU color.  I loved it so much that when it was first retired in 2010, I stocked up on cardstock and ink refills.  Imagine my elation when it was brought back last year!


My card base was made with textured crushed curry card stock from my stash.  The main panel is designer paper layered on a piece of gumball green cardstock.  I stamped the leaves and stems, using Stampin'Up's  Flowering Flourishes stamp set, with gumball green ink.  The flowers are from Stampin'Up's  Petite Petals set, stamped on vanilla cardstock with calypso coral ink.  I used the new Petite Petal Punch to punch the flowers.  I added the washi tape from the Epic Day This and That Designer Washi tape.  I die cut a piece of designer paper and stamped the sentiment from SU's Happy Watercolor stamp set.


I'm not done with the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper.  So stay tuned.

If you're curious about any of the supplies and tools I used on this card, click HERE and check them out.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Cheers!!!

irene


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Watercolor Wonder DSP

Let me start off by saying I love the Designer Series Papers in the new Occasions Catalog!!!  My card today features the Watercolor Wonder DSP.  I usually horde my papers but I couldn't wait to use these papers once I opened the pack.


The card base was made with island indigo card stock.  Then I layered the Watercolor Wonder paper.  I used the other side of the designer paper to punch the tiny hearts using the small heart punch.  Banners are still so popular, why not a heart banner.  The rhinestones held the hearts together.

I also used the designer paper to die cut the frame for the "sentiment".  The "sentiment" is from the Happy Watercolor stamp set.  I didn't think I'd ever use that particular stamp but it went perfectly with the sentiment I stamped inside the card.

The twine is from Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, one of the 2014 Sell A Bration free items.  Starting on January 28 until March 31st, every $50 purchase from Stampin'Up will get you one of the many free Sale A Bration products.

Here's the inside.

One thing I've never done before is to layer designer paper for the inside of my card which I did on this card after I stamped the sentiment from Really Good Greetings stamp set.  Isn't that perfect with the sentiment on the front?  I added blings on the two hearts after I took the picture.

I can't wait to make another card.  Stay tuned for more cards using one of my new favorite designer paper.

And if you want to purchase any of the supplies and tools I used on this card, click HERE and start shopping.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Cheers!!!

irene